| | Models and Ideas
I don't like beliefs. I always challenge others beliefs, even if I happen to agree with them, and I try to stamp out any i find in myself.
I like models and ideas.
I think a true key to understanding is the riddance of belief, and the fostering of models and ideas.
Beliefs are fixed. Models and ideas are flexible.
Once you have a belief, its very difficult to change or get rid of. So, if do you happen to be wrong, its very likely you will continue to be wrong, and will reject information to the contrary by closing off to it. If an M&I becomes outdated or offtrack, it easy to change or simply discard.
Belief is based on emotional reasoning and wishful thinking to an unhealthy degree over rationality.
Models and ideas come from imagination and experience.
Beliefs are static. Models and ideas evolve.
Beliefs are not to be questioned. M&I can only work if they are questioned.
Beliefs, models and ideas are not to be confused with knowledge, which is the 'stuff' that they work with..
What do you think?